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  ABC    ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 6am    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 29, 2010
    6:00 - 6:30am EDT  

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tropical moisture, not named yet, but tropical storm nicole where the low pressure is currently located over cuba is expected to organize and get named at some point today. then it races to the north and could reach maryland and the chesapeake bay by thursday evening, thursday night. it's not going to be the wind problem, it's going to be how much moisture spills are away. expect two to four inches across central maryland. right now it appears to be cloudy. we have high thin clouds, probably mix in sun after the 7:00 hour when it does rise. clouds will thicken up for today. we're watching the moisture stretch from virginia through the carolinas through florida. that's the area we're watching for that potential developing tropical storm to head in our direction. watch the clouds to thicken up. maybe showers arriving from south to north mid-afternoon to this evening. heavier rain arrives by tomorrow morning. right now, let's get you to work on time, here's kim brown with a
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check on traffic. >> you can get to work and school on time, traffic is off to a lovely start. we don't have a whole lot of volume right now, in addition to, that really no problems, we do have one utility incident, brooklyn park, blocking the right lane on the southbound side of richie highway at 4th avenue. traffic is able to get by without issues to the left. as we check our drive times, no delays on the 95 corridor. up to 395. 29 looks good through howard county. i-70 and route 32. on the southwest side of the beltway, traffic flows freely from i-70 to 95. as we check our cameras around the area, anne arundel county, northbound looks good towards 695, baltimore beltway. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. a minute after 6:00 right now, an anne arundel county police officer says he was just doing his job, but a father in pasadena says he did so much more. we have more on a cop who saved
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a 4-year-old girl. >> the girl's dad thought he lost her when she started struggling for air and stopped breathing. brooke had pneumonia and croup, a common respiratory illness in kids. when brooke stopped breathing, her dad called 911. corporal luke ringler was a minute away from the pasadena home. the corporal performed cpr on the girl. as the father of two young kids himself, it was tough to put his emotions aside. >> chest compressions, as soon as i started, that a police officer came. >> we rely on training and try to react appropriately and do what you'd hope that anyone would do for their own child in that situation. >> reporter: the corporal says everyone should take time to learn cpr. meanwhile brooke is recovering at a hospital in baltimore and could be released today.
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in the studio, linda sow, abc2 news. baltimore county police say they suspect foul play in the death of a man in cockeysville. they're awaiting a report from the medical examiners office on the body found late monday night in front of the home on stone gate court. still no word on the victim's identity. weather was a big factor in the death of a veteran baltimore city police officer. officer james fowler was killed when his truck crashed into a barrier along route 322 in central pennsylvania. police say fouler was on his way to penn state. the 33-year vet leaves behind a wife and two children. the gang leader convicted of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in the murder of steven parish, because gang members believed he
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was gay. the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences and the max years for hate crimes. parish's mother wanted the death penalty, but is satisfied with his sentence. >> justice for him, that was my concern. he can't speak for himself. he's gone. i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> this is the first time baltimore county has convicted someone for a hate crime. it is 6:04. you know, even when we catch a piece of fuzz out of the corner of our eye, we stomp on it, smash it. we're on high alert. >> baltimore city health officials will hold a meeting at the war memorial building in downtown baltimore. the focus today is bedbugs. basically health officials will be on hand to answer questions the public may have about bedbugs, also they say it's
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important to get here early. seating is limited. >> the cit ritters actually turned up in the frederick county public library. a worker found bedbugs in a pair of children's books there. the county hired exterminators to make sure the library is free of the insects. a couple has filed a $500,000 lawsuit over an infestation in their apartment. they were forced to throw away most of their possessions because the apartment was never properly treated for bedbugs. once again, this meeting starts at noon today at the war memorial building in downtown baltimore and again, seating is limited and it's free to the public, but they say get here early. you know, many of us have been personally touched by breast cancer. >> perhaps you're a survivor or going through the battle right
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now or know someone who is. >> reporter: breast cancer is a tough battle to fight alone, but when you have support from family and friends, it can make a big difference. >> a lot of breast cancer survivors and people going through treatment want to be as independent as they can be. and so it's often difficult to ask for help. simply being present saying "i'm here to help you" there'll be times when you're fatigued, whatever you need, let me know. >> reporter: susan appling is a nurse practitioner who helps breast cancer patients. being there to help with everyday chores around the house is one way to help. second, relaxation and exercise can go a long way. >> fatigue is a big problem. one of the best ways to help your friend to fight fatigue is to plan some times that are relaxing so you can help her with that and to plan some times to exercise. and we don't mean going to the gym exercise, but just getting
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up for 15, 20, 30 minutes to walk. >> reporter: third, offer emotional support. >> say "you don't have to keep up the strong front for me, it's okay when you're feeling down to, to just let it out." i'm here for you. need a good cry, please call me up, i'll come over, we'll do something. >> reporter: help your friend plug into support groups. >> there are so many resources out there for breast cancer survivors and to reach out, not just to family and friends and medical professionals, but also to the myriad of support groups that are available within the community and online. >> reporter: fifth, there'll be a lot of doctor appointments. offer to drive your friend there and stay with her for support. linda sow, abc2 news. and tomorrow on good morning maryland, the five biggest myths about breast cancer. well komen maryland's race for the cure is just a few days away. it's sunday october 3rd in hunt
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valley this weekend. we're going to be broadcasting the whole event live on the air. starts at 7:00 a.m. and runs until 9:00 a.m. you can register for the big race by heading to our website, abc2news.com. when you get there, click on the lifestyle tab and click on think pink. >> all right, 6:08 right now. a threat caused an evacuation in paris yesterday. intelligence sources are saying there's new warnings of possible terrorist attacks being planned. we asked you to send us your resume, this morning we have folks looking for work. you'll hear about it next. what made this pop star climb out of a window. before we head to that, we'll head to new york and look at business news. >> we begin your moneyscope report with efforts to reduce the government stake in aig. the insurance giant is finalizing a plan to repay its taxpayer bailout. as part of a plan, the government will sell off its 80%
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stake in the company to private investors overtime. there's no guarantee taxpayers will recoup all their money. the pay gaps between men and women has narrowed since 2000, but only slightly. female managers are paid 81 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned. johnson & johnson, cvs and walgreens have been warned by the fda to stop making claims their mouth washes remove plaque or prevent gum disease. those benefits have never been proven. all six "star wars" movies in the series are being rereleased in 3d. that's your moneyscope report, i'm vinita nair.
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!> four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason.
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first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. 12 minutes after 6:00: it's time to get you back to work. we've been asking you to submit your resumes to us and we pick the best ones, feature them online and on the air on wednesdays. let's look at this week's job hunters. >> hello, i'm mark with a solid background in it. i've worked for major corporations and non-profits. i install and maintain pcs. i've been involved in hiring and training employees on various
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software and internet services. if you're looking for the best it person and team player for your company, contact me at the e-mail on the screen. thank you. >> my name is eleanor blackburn. i have experience as a medical secretary, personal assistant in the fields of brokerage firm, health care and service industries. i can speak and write spanish, french and german fluently. i'm looking for a secretarial, personnel assistant position. thank you very much. >> if you'd like to see your resume on good morning maryland on a wednesday, we'll definitely love, love, love to have your resume. send it to us to bestresumes@wmar.com. we'll put it on the air and on our website. good morning, it's 6:14.
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we finally pushed the front through, we got ourselves a little clearing overnight. allowing chill to spill back in at 56 in baltimore. 68 in new york, 72 in norfolk, sign of mugginess hanging along the frontal boundary along the coast. as we expected it to stall out east and south of ocean city. rain pushing through richmond, virginia and on down towards raleigh, durham. heavy rain beginning to spill up the piedmont. that will push in our direction. we're battling high pressure, spilling in from the west. rain coming out from the south, rain will develop from south to north throughout the day. overall that push from the south is really important. coastal georgia, stretching through most of florida. we're watching the upper level pattern and core of the cold air that will spill in by the weekend. back to our west, jetstream and
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strong winds will help to funnel all that moisture in our direction from what could be tropical storm nicole trying to form. near and just north of cuba. we'll take you back home, our computer models really indicating the fact there may be showers this afternoon. the main bulk of the rain will arrive by daybreak tomorrow. we expect to have heavy rain pushing into the region, especially by 5:00 a.m. you see the red shadings, it's a tropical-like downpour. we have a generalized two to four inches expected across maryland, we could see isolated amounts in the four to five to six-inch category. tropical system and conveyor belt, moisture focusing in the mid-atlantic. we expect this to last most of the day thursday. heavy rain pushes across the chesapeake to the del marva thursday evening. lingers in the del marva by daybreak, should be pushing out of the delaware beaches up towards new england.
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we have ourselves a flood watch for most of maryland through thursday evening, may get extended depending on the extent of the rainfall. we have to focus on the push from the south of our high tides. just before the noon hour on thursday and after midnight on friday morning, 12:44. these are the general times we'll see the high water and maybe coastal flooding with the surge from the south. this isn't an isabel thing, but this is a possibility with a strong southerly push and rain for tidal flooding. temperatures today, low 70s. clouds thicken up as they return with rain. rain begins to move across the entire area by daybreak, could be heavy. down to 65. extended outlook calls for flooding tomorrow. anywhere from two to four inches or more. 75 degrees. it ends by friday morning and highs stuck in the 60s, but lows in the 40s of over the weekend. here's kim with a look at traffic. >> you'll find minor accumulation of some congestion around the toll plaza this
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morning, really that's about it. traffic looks really good. we're off to a fantastic start. not a lot going on on the roadways right now. this is a nice little somewhat aerial view of 83 at warren road. nice steady stream of moderate volume, no issues towards 695. as we check our drive times this morning, no delays on the 95 corridor, 695 and 895, traffic looks good. about a three-minute ride. fort mchenry toll plaza. look around the area, really traffic is fantastic. no issues as you make your way on uh, 95 down towards howard county, i-70 corridor looks good. so does 795. >> it's wednesday, getting you financially fit. here we go with dale horn. wednesday, he's on tv. here's our certified financial planner. this is a great question from winnie in catonsville. when you create a financial plan, how do you incorporate the
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possibility of unemployment? i think this is a great question. >> you know, for this period of time, especially what we've been through over the course of the last two years, we certainly take this question much more seriously than maybe three or four years ago. as we're creating the financial plan there, are many things we traditionally plan for, retirement, education, but what we also put into place is a safety valve for the possibility of a layoff or unemployment. this is the basics of how it'd work. i'll give you three steps that are probably most important. number one, we've said this before, creating an emergency fund. let's look at this as an emergency fund on steroids in this environment because typically the three or six months of surplus cash on hand, we think that really needs to be nine or twelve at this point. the reason for that, it's more difficult to get a job right now. make sure you have expenses covered. if you're concerned or think you
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may be at risk, begin minimizing your expenses now. cut yourself to a core group of expenses you know you can live on. take care of the basics. that will allow the emergency fund to stretch out furthest. when we have a longer term plan, we identify an income replacement source. this could be something like immediate annuity or something within your portfolio you know could regenerate that cash flow if you're out of work. i'd say in this environment, we taye it much more seriously than we used to and really, you need to prepare just as though you know, anything could happen in a case like that. that way you don't have to worry if you go through the process. >> everything you said, the six-month thing, that's been my whole life. now it's up to a year. >> think about the people out of work right now. think about finding a job. six, nine, months. a year is a minimum if you're at risk. >> you helped out a lot of
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people with that question. coming up: who hung up their dancing shoes last night? we'll find out who the second pair cut from "dancing with the stars" was. 15 nominees for the rock and roll hall of fame. it ranges from ll cool j to bon jovi.
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♪ >> michael and chelsea. >> singer, michael bolton, the dancing is done. as soon as he was eliminated he had to hop on a plane to perform a concert in napa valley. i guess the timing is okay. his partner stayed behind to sing his praises. >> the rock and roll hall of fame announced 15 nominees for next year's induction. they include ll cool j, beastie
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boys, bon jovi, alice cooper, donna summer and neil diamond. the beastie boys in before chicago? c'mon. c'mon. a love this story, ready for this? just south of spring lake new jersey, ed and jennifer were taking photos after ed just asked jen to mary him on bended knee and a guitar. who comes up behind them but the boss? barefoot and glasses, bruce springstein takes over ed's guitar, sings a tune, takes a couple pictures and moves on. >> that is amazing! >> that's a great shot, isn't it? well it is the 29th of september. let's see who's celebrating a birthday today! it's our very own jamie costello! [applause]
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big 5-1. >> she called he 51. >> he's 51 cent! [laughter] >> jamie, happy birthday. he's pictured right there with his beautiful daughter, lauren, a student at the university of delaware. all right, 6:25. and if you have a birthday, send it in to morningshow@wmar.com. send a nice picture, we'll put it on the air and celebrate your birthday with you. her birthday party can be described as a wild time. for this little girl, wasn't the party she dreamed about. plus: >> reporter: baltimore city health officials fight against bedbugs. i'll tell you how you can get answers about this problem.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich did not make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%,
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cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but martin o'malley, even in the toughest of times, has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. intel agents around the gen-probe are checking out a lot of chatter that might indicate a terror attack is near. bedbugs don't know what they're up against. today baltimore will hold a meeting to find out how to avoid this invasion. >> former president clinton is coming to town to campaign for senator barbara mccullski all those stories ahead.
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thanks for joining us. >> i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> we have meteorologist justin berk, it's going to be a rough couple days, right justin? >> we'll hold off most of the worst weather until most of your birthday has passed. down there in cuba, south of florida is a tropical system trying to get organized. indications from the national hurricane center, we'll be meeting tropical storm nicole at some point today. as it forms, it races to the north. not so much the wind, but it's about the flooding rain potential. two to four inches or more, a flood watch for most of central maryland and across the chesapeake bay as a result. we have high thin clouds out there. we should squeeze some morning sun. that'll give way to thickening clouds. that's our focal point really all the way down to the south and beyond our limit